CMU alumni, friends, and the whole community

if we want to see CMU grow, we must all take part in nurturing it, in whatever way we can. we need one another to grow.
we need everyone for CMU to indeed become a global university soon...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CMU has a new PRESIDENT!

Dr. Maria Luisa Rupac Soliven of Laur, Nueva Ecija yesterday was elected (on Dec 15) by the CMU Board of Regents as the 8th President of the university. She also holds the distinction of being the First Lady President. Currently she is the Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Previously, she was then Dean of the College of Agriculture and was also the First Lady Dean of the College of Agriculture.

The CMU community prayed for God's anointed. Congratulations Ma'am Malou. We are behind you. Continue to have a servant's heart. We pray that God keeps you safe from all harm and evil. May He give you wisdom, more than what He gave Solomon. May God be your closest advisor. Cheers!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CMU Victory!

On Sept 24, 2010, a week had passed since Central Mindanao University celebrated the highlights of its centennial, the Supreme Court of the Philippines released their decision - a victory for the university that labored and prayed to preserve its lands.

"GMA proclamation on Mindanao U land nullified
By Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News
Posted at 09/27/2010 1:26 PM | Updated as of 09/27/2010 1:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court en banc has ruled as unconstitutional Presidential Proclamation 310 of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, which appropriated land of Central Mindanao University (CMU) for distribution to indigenous peoples and cultural communities in Bukidnon.

In a 10-page decision penned by Justice Roberto Abad, the Court ruled that the Presidential Proclamation issued by President Arroyo on January 7, 2003 taking 670 hectares from CMU's registered lands was null and void because CMU's lands were not alienable public lands.

In 1958, former President Carlos Garcia reserved 3,401 hectares of lands of the public domain in Musuan, Bukidnon, as school site for CMU by virtue of PP 476. Over 3,080 hectares were eventually titled to CMU while more than 300 hectares of the remaining untitled lands were distributed to several tribes by government.

The High Bench held that the said lands have become inalienable the moment former President Garcia dedicated the lands for CMU's scientific and technological researches in the field of agriculture. The Court also said that transferring the ownership of the lands in question is not in keeping with the Indigenous People's Rights Act of 1997 which provides that "property rights within the ancestral domains already existing and/or vested upon its effectivity shall be recognized and respected."

CMU questioned the constitutionality of PP 310 before the Malaybalay regional trial court, which dismissed the petition on the ground of lack of jurisdiction. The Malaybalay RTC said jurisdiction lies with the Manila RTC where the official act of the executive department was done. But the Malaybalay RTC ruled then that PP 310 did not violate the Constitution since the State owned the lands, not CMU.

The Court of Appeals Mindanao Station dismissed CMU's appeal for lack of jurisdiction stating that the issues raised were pure questions of law, and thus should have been filed before the Supreme Court via Petition for Certiorari.

The Supreme Court however held that regardless of a pending issue questioning whether the Malaybalay RTC prematurely decided the constitutionality of the proclamation which would have been proper for the CA Mindanao Station to hear, the Court already ruled on this since "ultimately, the issue of constitutionality of the Proclamation in question will come to (this) Court however the court below decide it. Consequently, the Court should, to avoid delay and multiplicity of suits, now resolve the same."

Thank you, God.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Many thanks

Everyone: alumni, admin, committee members, faculty, staff, students, friends, guests, partners, etc.- Maraming, maraming salamat.
We had a major, major celebration and it was worth all the hard work. Cheers.

Note: we hope to upload pics and videos soon.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sweet Sunshine

God blesses CMU. Thank God for the sweet sunshine.
CMU indeed is having a blast with its centennial celebration. Cheers!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Updates Sked

To view closely, point your cursor on the pic, right click and choose "view image".

The Winners!

Mr. CMU Centennial is from the College of Home Economics.
Ms. CMU Centennial is from the College of Commerce and Accountancy.
(more details will be posted soon.)

The CMU Music Society

Just less than a year old, this group of CMU students, blessed with talents for music, is crazy busy for the centennial.

On Sept 8, they have guested in Pamahaw Espesyal of ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro City to "debut" their winning composition SANDAANG TAON.

On Sunday (Sept 12), they visited Wild FM to sing live the same song. On the night of the same day, they performed at the Search for Mr. and Ms. CMU Centennial and was applauded after their invocation and version of the National Anthem.

Yesterday morning (Sept 13),they performed at the CMU Monday Flag Raising Ceremony.

Tomorrow (Sept 15), they will again sing live SANDAANG TAON on Radyo Natin in Maramag.

Cheers, CMU Music Soc! Keep up the good job!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

CMU Faculty Got Talent!

Witness your professors rock and roll this Wednesday!
UCC. 7:01 pm. General admission= PhP 20.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Disabling comments

Dear All,
Although we appreciate your active involvement in the polls, there are a few things that we need to set right. Many comments are truly below the belt and trash language is not acceptable. As either CMU alumni or present constituents, do our comments reflect the culture and social graces of this university?
Hope not. So, we will be tracking the comments for the next 10 minutes. After which, we will decide if we will disable posting of comments.

Update: we have disabled posting of comments. :(